Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lunar Eclipse, 15 June 2011

What a perfect subject for my return to Skywatch Friday after a "life got in the way" (i.e. I had no time to shoot much of anything, including skies) hiatus that went on far too long. I had a fantastic and completely unobstructed view of last night's lunar eclipse right from my patio. Even the clouds stayed away until after the moon was completely covered. Here are a few images of the eclipse as it happened, and then a collage showing how it progressed.

Enjoy!






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24 comments:

Dina said...

I love the collage especially.
What an interesting universe we live in.

clairz said...

Oh, good for you! I always like coming to your blog and entering through the kitchen...

EG Wow said...

How cool! Unfortunately we didn't get to see that here in Canada!

Rajesh said...

Terrific sequence of lunar eclipse shots.

Carletta said...

A beautiful show on your side of the world.
Nice work Robin!

Lori said...

So gloriously beautiful!

The moon on a clear dark night just fascinates me!

And an eclipse is even more special.

FABULOUS photos! Great job!

Liz said...

I watched it last night too. I wanted to take a shot but my camera isn't good enough. Yours are fantastic.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures for the day, Robin! And what great views of the eclipse! Happy SWF! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze said...

Great shots! LG Tina

LauraX said...

beautiful shots Robin! Shabbat Shalom.

P-TER said...

Great shots!
Gr.
P-TER

ρομπερτ said...

An impressive mean to measure time and life. Great work !


daily athens

Gary said...

Great capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Al said...

Nicely captured. I live in a part of the world where the eclipse wasn't visible so it's nice to see these photos!

Josie said...

I didn't get to see the eclipse, so it was especially nice to come and find your wonderful photographs of it here!

Jidhu Jose said...

lovely shots

happy SWF


My Skywatch Friday

Tess said...

Magnificent!

kaye said...

fantastic.

Explorerminded said...

oh my! you captured it really good...I was not aware of the eclipse. thanks for sharing....:)

Dianne said...

these shots are perfect
love the collage

Mimi said...

Brilliant images, Robin, especially the collage. Love it!
Clouds always get in the way of things here, as you can imagine.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

What a great idea. Love it.

Mary said...

amazing!!! Thanks for sharing this stunning moon eclipse! ~Mary

toby said...

Really cool shots! Mine didn't turn out very blogworthy :)

But I have to say that my favorite part of the eclipse was after the moon turned completely dark, and was hanging there like a deep red ball... so awesome!